Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Ideas

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post.  The last two weeks have been extremely busy.  I can't believe Oct. is almost over. Well here's a Pumpkin Seeds making words activity.

A favorite game that my class enjoys every year is Mummy wrap.  Divide your class into groups of 4-5.  One student gets to be a "Mummy".  the other students have to wrap the "Mummy" up in toliet paper from the shoulders all the way down to the ankles.

What is your favorite activity to do with your class for Halloween?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fire Safety and Columbus Day

Last week our class learned about fire safety.  Here are some videos you can watch with your class.

If you like these ideas I have some Fire Safety Activities at the Teaching Oasis for sale.  They  have just been uploaded. 

This week we will be studying Christopher Columbus.  Here are some youtube videos to check out.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Math Fact Puzzles

One of my teammates was telling me about a website where you can create basic math facts puzzles.
All you have to do is enter in a greeting and it generates a puzzle for your students to solve.  I thought it would be a great activity for students to do for homework.  I can see my students enjoying solving these math puzzles.  Anyway to get them to practice their math facts works for me. 
Here's an example of one I completed.  I believe this puzzle says "Practice Your Math Facts Every Night".  or something like that. 

Here's the link to the site.

There are a lot of other worksheets that you can generate.  The best part is that it is for free.

 Have fun looking around.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Parent Teacher Conferences

Can't believe that we are past the half-way mark of first quarter.  This week I will be setting up Parent Teacher Conferences for the end of our first quarter.  Here are some Parent teacher conference letters/handout that I shared a few years ago on the 2nd grade teacher's club.  I have had requests to repost those. 
So here they are.

A preconference form so I have an idea of topics that parents would like to address. 

I always start off a conference using this student evaluation of themselves. 

Have a good week! :)